HAVHope

On June 9, Hospitals Against Violence Hope (#HAVhope) Friday will focus national attention on ending all forms of violence with a digital media campaign – shared tweets, posted photos and other online efforts.

Eugene Woods - HAVhope DayThe June 9 HAVhope Day of Awareness is an outgrowth of a project initiated by the AHA Board of Trustees to give voice to hospital efforts that combat violence in their communities and their facilities. While violence is different from one community to another, it has become a major public health and safety issue for nearly everyone in our country. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 2.3 million people are treated in U.S. emergency departments each year for violent injuries and violence costs more than $85 billion annually in medical expenses and lost productivity. What is constant, however, is the commitment of hospitals and health systems in helping their employees, patients and communities address violence in whatever form it may take.

Eugene Woods
President and CEO of Carolinas HealthCare System
2017 Chairman of the AHA Board of Trustees

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By joining together, we can demonstrate that we stand together against violence and are actively committed to combating it. In recognition of the great work already being done and to further advance work in this area, we are hopeful you will join with us as we work to build greater awareness of our shared commitment to combat violence. We will display your organization as a supporter on our page.

  As a supporter, please join us on social media – download our toolkit!

How can you support #HAVhope day?

  Share a photo on June 9 of yourself holding hands with others in your community or workplace committed to combating violence. This collection of photos will provide a visual to demonstrate that we stand together to combat violence. Photos and will be displayed below.

  Use #HAVhope on social media to highlight your work or commitment to combat violence in your community or workplace.

Hospital, Health System or community organization? We encourage you to highlight efforts in which your organization has been or expects to be involved in that bring awareness to or promote community violence prevention and workplace safety through social media by using #HAVhope tag. You can also use AHA’s Telling the Hospital Story toolkit to help guide these efforts.

Submit a Photo

Share a photo on June 9 of yourself holding hands with others in your community or workplace committed to combating violence. This collection of photos will provide a visual to demonstrate that we stand together to combat violence.

 

 

 

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